The Supreme Court has adjourned an appeal by Dublin City Council against an order directing it to provide accommodation for the evacuated residents of Priory Hall.
The delay is to allow on-going mediation to resolve what should be done at the North Dublin apartment complex which was evacuated 18 months ago because it is a fire hazard.
The case has been put off until October.
Dublin City Council has committed to paying for the residents temporary accommodation and storage until November.
One resident Graham Usher does not have too much faith in the mediation process despite the efforts of its chair retired Supreme Court judge Joseph Finnegan.
"Well we're not unhappy in the sense that we have no other choice - there's this mediation process or there's nothing" he said.
"Now it was due to last 3 months - we're incredibly grateful for the patience and perseverance that Justice Joseph Finnegan has put into this".
"IT's been dragging on for over a year now - families need to get on with their lives" he added.